If you thought the history of aviator sunglasses only spanned as far back as 1986’s Top Gun, you’d be wrong. Randolph Engineering has been in the business of making the iconic style since 1972. Now, their timeless design is standard for military operators and tastemakers alike. Like every pair Randolph makes, the original Aviator—shown here framed in 23-karat gold—is made entirely by hand in a 200-step process to ensure its quality. If something comes up (and it won’t), they also offer a lifetime replacement for every solder joint.
You can buy a pair of the original Aviators over at Randolph Engineering’s webshop.